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set a salary is how am i going to help these young people who come to washington. kids are burdened with debt. we have to help them out of that. they have to pay it back. it is not free. we took the wall street bankers out of the equation but that's about it. i think it is really sad. >> eliot: congressman you're so right in the way you articulate and through our conversations, all over the past couple of months you have been consistent and articulate on this. mitt romney's statement is offensive. to guess to the very core of why he does not understand the folks who don't want to vote for him. because he thinks people are bought. he think everything is a transaction. that it is mersary. -- mercenary. these folks signing up for the deferral, they want to work. they don't want anything for free. >> think about this. this is a man who admitted after he fixed his tax return so he could pay a little bit more in the one year he revealed to us, he was paying 13% 14% taxes on hundreds of millions of dollars
the reason why he didn't. it's a real-- >> eliot: indeed. you hear a lot in washington, senators saying we should have been told more. what should congress have been told? it's sort of a murky area where it's not clear what if any crime was committed other than the potential breach by the fbi. what should congress be told in instances like this, do you think? >> i don't think it's clear that congress should have been told anything. look, they are senators and members of congress. they are important people. they're miffed. it's understandable that they're miffed but exactly why i can't say. i agree with what the lieutenant commander said 100%. the reporting of this issue over the next few days should really turn to the fbi agent because that's where the story is. >> i could not agree more and i'm trying not to be too judgmental for a host of reasons, but when i read the litany of sequence i'm intrigued about this rogue agent that's the only way to describe him her, i don't know the gender, but alerts two members of congress to the fact of an ongoing investigation. now the members of congres
and vermont new hampshire and iowa. then just this week we added washington state and then just -- they would do nothing at all. eventually, have a bunch more states jumping on and then the supreme court can say we have a national consensus trend and the rest of you states, you gotta get on board too. >> eliot: do you think most people would appreciate -- it makes it easier for supreme court and at some point makes it imperative for the supreme court to embrace rights that have bubbled up more organically. that's what we saw on election day with state referenda expanding the marriage. >> the ninth amendment talks about rights of the people. the 14th amendment talks about privileges and immunitieses of citizens. from the citizenry from the people at a certain point. new rights. at a certain point the supreme court says yes this has now become part of the national fabric and you other states have to get on board. think about, for example women's rights. there was a time when it was okay for government to discriminate
of representatives is a deal likely? erskine bowles wrote today in "the washington post" and i quote... but throughout the campaign, president obama insisted that any deal must include tax hikes on the well-to-do. something this campaign senior as viser david axelrod emphasized today. >> he talked about it in debates and speeches. on the need for balanced deficit reduction that included some new revenues and he was re-elected by you know, in a significant way. but if the attitude is that, you know nothing happened on tuesday, that would be unfortunate. >> eliot: that seems to be house speaker john boehner's attitude toward any tax hike at all. take a listen. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. i'm not sure it could pass the senate. so the votes aren't there. what i did yesterday was lay out a reasonable, responsible way forward to avoid the fiscal cliff and that's through putting increased revenues on the table but through reforming our tax code. >> eliot: for more on the
that bargaining power. essentially in washington doing nothing is the output, is the kind of logical end of not degreing on anything. if nothing is done tax rates go up primarily on the wealthy and that's not something that the republicans want to see. john boehner is signaling what he wants is to get an agreement that all the spending and all of the bush tax cuts will simply continue on after january 1st. >> eliot: i hate to sound like a broken record, but i completely agree with you. the president gains strength by waiting. i've written this. you've written this. the bush tax cuts expire of their own accord and the president is sitting there with a tax increase on the middle class but then he turns to the republicans and says lower tax taxes, and how can they vote against that. there were twin scourges that were predictedded by the deficit hawks. one, we would have rampant inflation if we had continued deficit spending, and the other that interest rates would necessarily skyrocket. neither has happened. >> quite the opposite. the yield on a ten-year treasury is below 2%. the dollar is
for advocates for legalizing marijuana. voters in washington state and colorado approve ballot initiatives legalizing marijuana for recreational use. >> this is not medicinal. this is recreation abuse. >> there will be some hungry coloradoans. they shouldn't break out the cheetos too quickly. >> what about mallomars. >> what's to keep someone from getting all potted up on weed and getting behind the wheel. nothing ♪ oh, i never wanted ♪ that low-wage ♪ job of president ♪ for my career ♪ >> president obama of him watching michelle, look at this photo. if you're wondering what the least retweeted photo of all time. here we go. it's karl rove. >> happy little weasel karl rove i think they just-- >> he looked like a pissed off humpy dumpy. >> he looks like someone took a tire pump and inflated larry david. he looks like a rush limbaugh had sex with a beanbag chair. >> that's so messed up. ♪ i'm income hiding ♪ in luxury ♪ yacht buying ♪ rich ♪ >> eliot: almost too bad the election is over. big money usually wins elections. what happened this time coming up next. that the pr
to it and seems to be gaining momentum in washington. >> look, if you want to be serious about deficit reduction you're going to have to allow the tax rates for upper income people to go back to the clinton era. that's where the money is. if you're really serious, then you go after the various loopholes that exist. but you cannot bargain away and i certainly hope that the president will keep his campaign promise that we are not going to extend the tax breaks for the top 2%. that is, as you've indicated that's where the money is. >> eliot: tomorrow the president is meeting with a range of ceos and granted they're an important constituency. they run important pieces of our economic structure. what should he tell them tomorrow when he meets with them? >> what he should tell them is that atime when the wealthy are doing phenomenally well and when corporate profits are in some cases off the wall, wall street is doing very well. that if they love this country that if they're serious about deficit reduction they are going to h
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